Christine Downs

BALANCING ACT tablescape #1: mouth-blown art glass vase, recycled glass beverage glasses with sand-blasted dragon fly motif, mixed media collage by NW artist Sherrie Stahl, hammered copper necklace by NW metalsmith Nikki Hatt, fused glass series by Christine Downs, hand-carved pedestal by master wood-worker Stuart Dittbrenner, and hand-stitched felted, filled door knocker October ornaments.

BALANCING ACT tablescape #2: impasto oils by Leah Kohlenberg, micro oil jellyfish series by Vicky Combs-Snider, wall clock by master wood-worked Stuart Dittbrenner, art glass platters and plates by Christine Downs, landscape mural strike-off by Toni Avery, vintage mouth-blown glass, hand-blown eggplant vegetables, and wood turned candlesticks with Illumne candles.

BALANCING ACT tablescape #3: velvet and chintz hand-sewn pumpkins with dried gourd stems by textile artist Pat Tulip, mouth-blown stemware, exquisitely crafted, highly coveted Melmac grape clusters cascading over a Fairweather signature mouth-blown glass vase, autumn oil painting by Melissa Jander, silk ribbon rolls, and artichoke retro-resin vegetables.

Q: Why are retro/ mid-century faux veggies and fruit trending, you ask?

A: It was an element of surprise, happiness, and playfulness that fake veggies and glass fruit are used as props as display items in the gallery. Customers asked if the fake food items were available for sale.

“Consumers are craving interior design choices that are as comforting as they are whimsical.”

Q: Why the exhibition theme of the BALANCING ACT, you ask?

A: Saying goodbye to summer and the seasonal art on display could be challenging. However, highlighting the time during early fall has historically proved fruitful. It is time to hit the reset button and balance the indoor and outdoor activities on the calendar. The September fall season is the adult time to visit Seaside and view comforting and calming art. It’s the second summer.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Special Exhibition through September 25


Features watercolorist Paul Brent,  ceramic artist Sandy Visse, mural artist Toni Avery, en Plein air and studio artist Melissa Jander, whimsical artist Marga Stanley, contemporary artist Diane Copenhaver, mixed media artist Jan Rimerman, fine jewelry maker Jim Hayes, and craft maker Pat Tulip. 

Please read more about our Seaside Gallery, our commitment to N.W. artists, and our products made by N.W. artists.

Made Mostly by Hand. “Mermaid on Shell” by Sandy Visse was created for Fairweather’s September exhibition, BALANCING ACT.

Look. Mermaid turned. Perfectly balanced.

For BALANCING ACT, a Fairweather exhibition, summer and fall oil paintings by Michael Muldoon, a collection of hardcover cookbooks on display with retro and mid-century wood picture frames, and autumn art glass by Christine Downs.

For BALANCING ACT,  fluted fused glass by D’arcy Martin, sculptures by Chas Martin, art glass by Bob Heath, handpainted textiles by Janis Childs,  art glass plates and platters by Christine Downs.

From the opening reception of BALANCING ACT, Fairweather’s September exhibition, a collage created by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall,  Seaside First Saturday Art Walk photographer. Top left: Melissa Jander, en Plein air artist, showing her painting of a dancer. Middle left: Art Walk hostesses. Bottom left: Art Walk patrons. Right top photo: guests and visitors. Right bottom: artist Marga Stanley, speaking about her art created for the show.

BALANCING ACT is just beautiful!!!
Walking into your gallery is a delight, and how you have artfully displayed all the work is fantastic. Hugs.

P.S.: You are a treasure!!!!!!!

Aw, gee whiz. Thanks. M.

Taking all this new work and putting it together in such an artistic manner, planning out each display with thoughtfulness, mindful of the theme you created, and having it all come together with such a stunning visual experience is just amazing.
Thank you for all your hard work!


For BALANCING ACT, artist Toni Avery is pictured with her impressive 4×6 painting, encaustic art by Peg Wells, and art glass by Christine Downs.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Through September 25

 BALANCING ACT is an exhibition highlighting the symmetry found in contemporary and traditional art.

Features watercolorist Paul Brent,  ceramic artist Sandy Visse, mural artist Toni Avery, en Plein air and studio artist Melissa Jander, whimsical artist Marga Stanley, contemporary artist Diane Copenhaver, mixed media artist Jan Rimerman, fine jewelry maker Jim Hayes, and craft maker Pat Tulip. 

BALANCING ACT staging by KD Fairweather, Allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Please read more about our Seaside Gallery, our commitment to N.W. artists, and our products made by N.W. artists.

Display #1 for DIFFERENT STROKES:  Watercolor floral by Mary Lyn Gough, fused glass bowl by Christine Downs, glass platter and glass leaves by Monet Rubin, glass plate by Bob Heath, botanical art by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, “Along the Winding Road” (Paul McCarthy quote) in calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, one-of-a-kind jewelry by Mary Truhler, and vintage Louis XV key- lock it ™ necklace by Rene Hafeman.


Display #2 for DIFFERENT STROKES.  Teasel and bird watercolor by JoAnn Pari-Mueller, encaustic roses by Peg Wells,  poppy art by Jan Rimerman, watercolor florals by Leita Gratteri, mixed media collage by Sherrie Stahl, painted urchin rocks by Kandy Swartz, handmade glass dragonfly color spot by Bob Heath, wooden bee bowl by Janis Childs, wood carved turntable by Stuart Dittbrenner, and glass floral dish by Christine Downs.

Display #3 for DIFFERENT STROKES: Pelican oil painting by Paul Brent, raw edge table by Stuart Dittbrenner, impasto art by Martha Lee, sunset pottery by Marilyn Cohn, abstract fused glass by Christine Downs, woven baskets by Jan Dittbrenner, and carved wood chair by Will & Avery.

Display #4 for DIFFERENT STROKES.  Heron mosaic set in wood by Stuart Dittbrenner, sunset oil by Victoria Brooks, pastel four by four chairs and handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, handpainted linens and wooden sunflower bowl by Janis Childs, print of metal by Mike Mason, fused fluted glass by D’arcy Martin, vintage glass from Paul Brent, series of oil paintings on board by Karen E. Lewis, impasto art by Martha Lee, vintage chevron gold abstract caddy, and handmade pottery by Marilyn Cohn.

Display #5 for DIFFERENT STROKES.  Contemporary art by Ashley Larsen, abstracts by Leah Kolenberg, encaustic art by Peg Wells,  fused glass by Monet Rubin, vintage woven glass bowl, stylish handpainted scarves by Cicely Gilman, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, fused glass slump bowl by Christine Downs, woven paper cards by Kris Zorko, and a fine collection summer reads hard-cover books.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

DIFFERENT STROKES, an exhibition of original abstracts and contemporary works.

Through August 25

Features watercolors by Bill Baily, en Plein air work by Karen Doyle, frescoes by Agnes Field, Art Deco works by Rene Hafeman, acrylic art by Ashley Larsen, fused glass art by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, impasto art by Martha Lee, and encaustic works by Peg Wells.


Please read more about our Seaside gallery, our commitment to N.W. artists, and our products made by N.W. artists.

“Fairweather House and Gallery has become one of the historic Gilbert District’s sought-after destinations offering an ever-changing unique visual experience.” —Seaside Signal.

Representing a collection of fine art and craft by an exceptional group of regional artists for over sixteen years, from traditional to transitional, contemporary to realism, and impressionism to emerging art.

DIFFERENT STROKES  staging by KD Fairweather, Allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

Images by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

At the opening reception for the Fairweather exhibition THIS PLACE, en plein air artist Barbara Bacon Folawn is pictured with her art. In the background are musicians Chelsea LaFey and Richard Thomasian and artist Paul Brent Painting Seaside LIVE ™ during the July 2 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. Also, in the image are artworks by Melissa Jander, Lieta Gratteri, Tedd Chilless, and Peg Wells.


I find it satisfying to visit the quiet rural areas of the Willamette Valley or the Oregon coast with pencil and paintbrush to capture the light and colors of our natural environment.  When I paint on location, I lose myself in the moment and use all my senses to learn about and interpret what I see in front of me.  I treasure the process and results of en plein air painting, which often inspires larger works in the studio.  As I look back, I remember very clearly the feeling of the day, the light, the fragrances, the sounds, and the colors of each scene that I captured.”  Barbara Bacon Folawn

Impressionistic oil painter Victoria Brooks happily engaged with Seaside First Saturday Art Walk patrons at the opening reception of THIS PLACE on July 2, 2022, at Fairweather Gallery. Victoria Brooks recently celebrated her 12th anniversary of offering Seaside Painting LIVE ™ events at Fairweather’s. In the background are more artworks by Victoria Brooks and Bev Drew Kindley.


 It is all about the light and how it illuminates the landscape, figure, or portrait. I am always chasing the light and trying to capture that effect in oils. Most people don’t realize how much of painting is done in the mind first. I love the vibrant energy and painterly quality of impressionism.  I love oil painting because of the texture and richness it has.”  Victoria Brooks

Painter Paul Brent explored the language of Seaside Painting LIVE ™ in a landscape of the Seaside shore and Tillamook Head. He started with a blank canvas and completed a quick finish painting during the opening reception of THIS PLACE at Fairweather’s on July 2, 2022.  In the background are sculptures by Chas Martin, glass by Fedor Zubanov, and a significant buoy oil painting by Brent.


 If the meaning of art is to impart emotion visually then I think the message of all of my art is to create the emotions of relaxation. This is the appeal of my artwork as it often takes one away to a fond memory of a beach or the simple pleasure of a summertime moment.. Most of the time, I have a mental image of the piece before I begin to work. I am continually comparing the painting to the image I have in my head as I go along. I often comment that the painting I like best is the one I just finished.”  Paul Brent

Bev Drew Kindley builds her impressionistic paintings from memories of idyllic places. The painter entertained Seaside First Saturday Art Walk patrons with her gentle insights on the philosophy of art.

Observing and painting is a meditation, an active appreciation, a way to connect intuitively with nature.  When I turn to the peace of beaches, the inner strength found in the shadows of the mind, and the spirited persistence of flickering light on water, I feel refreshed exhilarated, enriched.  I absorb a scene, focus on the mood, simplify the important features and begin to visualize a way to suggest
feelings, ideas,and create a sense of time in a place.”  Bev Drew Kindley

Textile painter Cicely Gilman is wearing her art and showing her framed art. The pattern was inspired by personal guardian angels found within the mind and heart for THIS PLACE, an exhibition, on display through July 25 at Fairweather’s. In the background are artworks by Bev Drew Kindley and Victoria Brooks, art glass by Christine Downs, and pottery by Marilyn Cohn.

Cicely Gilman fills lively painterly silk with a mix of colorful interactions, literally building her images from photo collages, painted silk, and found materials. Often sewn together by hand and machine, leaving delicate ridges and tracks, the construction is repeated until the eye can swing from edge to edge in a blur of color.  Her work evokes the energy of the inner workings of the mind, zigzaging back and forth from histories past, present, and possibly in the future.”    Artist review/ FH&G 

Neal Maine, pictured with his most recent photograph, “The Old becomes the New,” offered a unique habitat lecture at Fairweather’s on July 2, 2022, during the opening reception of THIS PLACE. He spoke about the importance of the nurse logs, fallen wind-blown trees that naturally shelter new forest seedlings. Also shown is art by JoAnn Pari-Mueller and furniture by Stuaru Dittbrenner.

Neal Maine was a biology teacher for 30 years with the Seaside School District. After retiring from teaching, he served on the founding board for the North Coast Land Conservancy and as its director for 12 years. Maine currently spends most of his time prowling the coastal edge as a wildlife photographer and helping others appreciate “living in paradise” on the North Coast through presentations and exhibits.


A nurse log is a fallen, decaying tree upon which other trees are growing. The saplings growing on a nurse log take nutrients from it, feeding upon it long before it has had time to rot and turn to soil. Nurse logs also provide a safe haven from soil fungi that can harm seedlings.

Decaying logs retain moisture and nutrients that benefit new plant growth and support soil organisms. A nurse log serves as a ground cover, reducing soil erosion and preventing animals from over-browsing seedlings.”     The Old Becomes the New takeaway.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Art on display and for sale through July 25

Painters, artists, and photographers explore the language of landscape

 THIS PLACE, a special exhibition with selected original works by regional artists Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Nick Brakel, Barbara Bacon Folawn, Cicely Gilman, Bev Drew Kindley, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, Jan Rimerman, and more.

Please read more about our Seaside gallery, our commitment to N.W. artists, and our products made by N.W. artists.

THIS PLACE photos by P. Brent, K. Bowman, and R. Brooks for Linda Fenton-Mendenhall/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

In gratitude. FH&G

 “Fused and Smooshed” glass platter by Christine Downs. Color circles of grape, orange, and raspberry.

I like to play with the colors and shapes, and this medium gives me the most inspiration.”  

Slumped and fused glass bowl by Christine Downs.

“Some colors combine with others and react in various ways because of the chemicals in the pigments, art is therapy.” 

An Illinois native who earned an art therapy degree from Trenton State College in New Jersey and a master’s degree in special education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Christine Downs divides her time between making her artwork, traveling, and teaching special education. 

She taught PSU Interpersonal Neurobiology and co-taught Meditation & the Brain with Caverly Morgan, founder of Portland’s Peace in Schools. She makes art with kindergarten through 5th-grade students at Pioneer School during the school year. She volunteers as a Mindfulness Facilitator for Camp Blue Spruce, a week-long summer camp for kids. When traveling, with her husband, dog, and cat she often offers to work as a substitute teacher.

Slumped glass bowls by Christine Downs
The sheet glass is laid over a mold during the slumping process and put in a kiln up to 1300 degrees Fahrenheit. As the glass is heated, gravity pulls it down into the mold. Once the glass assumes its desired shape in the kiln, it is slowly returned to room temperature. 

“Glass bubbles can form and appear as if seeded. That is a real surprise!” Christine Downs

The Pacific Northwest is known for great glass—and Portland glass artist Christine Downs pays homage to the area through some of her fused forms.

Christine Downs creates fused-glass bowls, plates, platters, tile, and, new for Fairweathers, letter openers in a 20-inch by 20-inch kiln.

Please read more about our Seaside gallery, our commitment to N.W. artists, and our products made by N.W. artists.

LIFE FORMS vignettes and displays #1-5 are on exhibition through April 25 at Fairweather’s

LIFE FORMS vignette #1 facing left to right: Oregon crab still life oil painting by Michael Muldoon, dragonfly themed lampwork earrings, handmade glass sandpiper coasters by Bob Heath, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, seeded glass bubble mushrooms, felted textile bunnies, handmade paper tulips,  mouthblown taffy art glass, featured art by Marga Stanley, pine needle baskets by fine craft artist Martha Denham, fused glass by Fedor Zubanov, encaustic wax art by Peg Wells, abstract art by Kimberly Reed,  and knitted cloches by Linda Olsen. 

LIFE FORMS vignette #2 facing left to right:  Fused glass by N.W. artists Fedor Zubanov and Irina Nazarkina, landscape oil painting of Seaside by Paul Brent, watercolor landscape of Seaside by Dorora Haber-Lehigh,  spring pastel by Gretha Lindwood, forest landscape painting by Jan Shield, calligraphy cards by Penelope Culbertson, and faux fur pompom cloches by Linda Olsen.

LIFE FORMS vignette #3 facing left to right:  Wood turned bowls by Tom Willing, three-dimensional pottery boxes by Dan Peccia, birdies “Mostly Made by Hand ™” by Sandy Visse, fused glass platter by Christine Downs, mixed textile bird art by Charles Schweigert, and handmade sequin eggs.

LIFE FORMS vignette #4 facing left to right: new longline pot warp baskets (woven black and white textiles), handmade urchin bowl series, encaustic art, Oregon ghost nest baskets, reversible barnacle nest baskets, and “Ostrea” stoneware sculpture of “gnarled shells of oysters and finished with fluted ruffles of nudibranchs and other mysterious sea creatures” exclusive display featuring coastal artist Emily Miller

The baskets begin as ghost nets: fishing rope washed ashore on the beaches. Cleaned, unraveled, and restitched, the colorful rope becomes a collection of unique baskets accented with local stones and other treasures. The color and condition of each unique piece of rope serves as an artist’s palette – from freshly cut potwarp lines at local fisheries, to wild and eroded flotsam weathered by months or years at sea. —Emily Miller


LIFE FORMS vignette #5 facing left to right: handpainted urchin themed river rocks by Seaside artist Kandy Schwartz, handmade insect-themed paper journals by Kris Zorko, textile wrap by ocean artist Lee Munsell, undersea silk wall texture by Cicely Gilman, urchin painting by Jan Shield, stemware by Gretha Lindwood, pottery by Marica Hudson, stacked handmade paper boxes by Christine Trexel, and seed pearl eggs.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.


Art sale and exhibition

Through April 25

Featuring Seaside botanical artist Dorota Haber Lehigh

Oregon coast artist and maker Emily Miller

Pacific University Emeritus Professor Jan Shield

 Cannon Beach pen and ink artist Britney Drumheller

Mixed media artist, gallerist, and curator Jan Rimerman

Among other selected N.W. artists

Please read more about our Seaside gallery, our commitment to N.W. artists, and our products made by N.W. artists.
Seaside First Saturday Art Walk hostess holding products found on display during the opening artists’ reception of LIFEFORMS, the April exhibition of 2022. Left to right: Sara holding a textile sculpture made by Charles Schweigert, Kathy holding a handmade N.W. tree platter, Denise holding a trio of urchin rocks painted by Kandy Swartz, Saundra holding a wood turned rabbit, Joan holding a handmade turtle sculpture, and Kay holding a pair of birdies by Sandy Visse. In the background: art by Mary Lyn Gough, Patrica Clark-Finley, Melissa Jander, Bob Heath, and Neal Maine. In the foreground: art by Paul Brent, Emily Miller, and Stuart Dittbrenner.

LIFEFORMS displays staged by KD Fairweather, Allied Member A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Meticulous displays with disciplined attention to design perspectives. 

Find harmony in exquisite materials, combined with the spirit of many artists who know how to apply the mark of being in the Northwest.
Find where interior design is not decorating but rather giving coastal homes a peaceful lifestyle.

Find where everyday dreams are integrated with irreplaceable humanity, friendship, and beauty.

Find beautiful things. This is Fairweather.

Vignette #1: Original oil paintings by featured LUSH artist Emily Schultz-McNeil, art glass by NW makers, Illume candles, handmade paper spheres, balsa wood flowers, bamboo runner, cut crystal candle sticks, cloissone picture frame, Fine Art buffett lamp, vintage faience tulip bowl, fused glass platters by Carolyn Lindberg, and verdigris candlesticks with linen, wool, and chenille down filled accent pillows.

Vignette #2:  BASKETFUL original painting by Toni Avery, a handmade felted tree with miniature wood springtime ornaments, handpainted pastel wood eggs, Papyrus cards, vintage wood baluster candlestick, mouthblown glass cloche, Murano art glass, handmade felted bunny, handmade seed pearl floral stems, foil wrapped and ribbon top tied decorative eggs, vintage French tray, and silk runner.

Vignette #3: LUSH featured artist Toni Avery’s original painting, wood sculpture by Martin Conley,  mouth blown art glass, carved bone picture frames, handmade candle tapers, handpainted dotted wooden swiss eggs, mouthblown stemware with gilted accents, wood turned candlesticks, Illume luxury home fragrance, original landscape by Jan Shield, and handmade balsa wood lily flower.


Vignette #5:  Lush featured artist Mary Lyn Gough’s original watercolors, antique French folly garden urn, fused glass platters by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, original en plein air landcapes by Karen Doyle, original oils by Michael Muldoon, floral oil paintings by Melissa Jander, bamboo branch sculpture by Charles Schweigert, encaustic painting by Diana Copenhaver, art glass by Christine Downs, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, jewelry by Mary Truhler, handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood, and textiles by Jeanne Walker.

Vignette #6: Blue and yellow original watercolor paintings by Mary Lyn Gough, selected for the display in the Fairweather Gallery front entrance, to show solidarity in support of Ukraine, handcarved wood twig chair, and crewelwork down filled decorative pillows, placed in support of Ukraine artists. In the background are Neal Maine’s nature photography.


Arts and culture illuminate the better parts of humanity, and do not exist on a separate plane from political, social or moral issues. This is made evident by the countless acts of unity and support for Ukraine in the face of this crisis.

We are inspired by the courage and resilience of Ukraine and its people as they defend their lives and way of life. We hope that their spirit ushers in peace and understanding around the world.” IMG 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Located in the Historic Gilbert District

Seaside, Oregon

Lush exhibition staging by KD Fairweather, Allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to artists, and our products made by an artist’s hand.

Save the date and time. The next Fairweather opening artist reception is April 2, 5-7 p.m.

A GOOD FIT display #1: Pressed Hellebores botanical by Mike Mason, mixed media art by Pam Haunschild, fused glass by Christine Downs, handmade pottery by Suzy Holland, mouth blown red swirl stemware, handmade notebooks by Kris Zorko, red vintage mercury glass, hand made glass ornaments with ploymer clay accents, vintage glass ornaments, and handmade candy stripe dripless tapers.

A GOOD FIT display #2: Handmade bamboo serving bowl, pottery bowl Marilyn Cohn, hand dyed silk runner by Cicely Gilman, wool cloches by Linda Olson, hand painted cupcake glass ornaments, vintage pearl beaded ornaments, handmade ribbon ornamanets, handmade glass beaded holiday earrings by Mary Truhler,  antique carved pink Flanders glass collection from Paul Brent, and handmade seeded pearl ornaments.

A GOOD FIT display #3, all Made by NW Hands:  Fused art glass vessel on stand from Paul Brent’s private collection, art glass sconce on mrytlewood stand, mouth blown and handpainted stemware by Gretha Lindwood,  mixed media watercolor by Lieta Gratteri, fluted glass by Bob Heath, and handpainted charcoal and white monochrome console table on forged iron stand.  

A GOOD FIT display #4: Pottery mugs by Marcia Hudson,  pottery bowls by Marilyn Cohn, hand accented seed pearl ornament, hand glittered pomegranate ornaments, fushed glass tray by D’arcy Martin, and vingate glass ornaments accented with hand applied polymer clay. 

A GOOD FIT display #5:  Watercolors by Bill Baily, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, petrified silver plated dirftwood on stand available from a private NW collector, mouth blown art glass from a collection of Paul Brent’s, handmade bamboo runner, frosted seed pearls handmade silk stems,  hand forged bronze branch nickel plated on mrytlwood base, art by Vanessa K. Stokes, and handmade silvered mirror display tree.

Staging for A GOOD FIT by KD Fairweather, Allied member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers.
A GOOD FIT photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

In the Historic GIlbert District


A GOOD FIT, an exhibition highlighting Northwest makers and crafters, through Dec. 23.

A premier source for stylish, chic, one of a kind livable furnishings, unexpected art, and the most extraordinary accessories. Glass, paintings, photography, wood, stone, bronze, sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry made by NW hands.

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands.

Complimentary jewelry gift wrapping.

Special thanks to Avery and Will for the assortment of gift boxes.

ON SECOND GLANCE, vignette #1:  Handmade display cabinet, coastal pen and ink landscapes by NW artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh, pottery by Marilyn Cohn, mahogany turned wood pedestal, handmade urchin bowl by Emily Miller; inlaid wood, embossed wood, and leather frames, shell shadow box, with linen and down-filled pillows.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #2: Faux marbled wall texturing by Seaside painter Brian Anderson, En Plein Aire original oils by Melissa Jander, vintage Frtiz and Floyd pottery, mouth blown glass vegetables, hand made lamp work bead ladle, recycled glass platter, hand forged plate stand, and finished edge plank table with forged iron base.

ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #3: Handmade barn doors, Seaside oil paintings by Paul Brent,  glasswork by Bob and Rox Heath, framed glass tiles by Christine Downs, bamboo and linen runners, upcycled trestle table, handthrown glazed pottery, turned ebony wood candlesticks, and Made by NW Hands ™ reversible masks.


ON SECOND GLANCE vignette #5: Pastel landscape and stemware by Gretha Lindwood, handmade books by Kris Zorko, pottery by Marilyn Cohn,  handmade boxes by Christine Trexel,  Abstract oil by Carmela Newstead and water media by Pam Haunschild.


Through September 25

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

An exhibition that depicts a second look into art concepts, looking past the first glimpse to discover deeper, more specific, and significant elements in the artist’s conception of the work.

Staging by KD Fairweather, Allied member American Society of Interior Designers.

Photographs by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands

Semi-precious jewelry by Mary Truhler, maple chest by Ray Noregaard, NW nature inspired pottery by Dan Peccia, wood turned bowl by Daniel Harris, and LIVE indoor easy-care plants. Thel growing plants are, truly, a natural air freshener (each 4″ pot cleans 100′ of household air).
Oceanscape art by Lee Munsell, glass bowl by Bob Lecari, fused glass tray by Christine Downs, “In the Mist” NW book by Russell J. Young, hammered bracelets by Nikki Hatt, wood sculpture by Martin Conley, signed vintage mouth blown sphere, tricolor wood containers from Janice Lukens, costume masks by Robin Montero, pen and ink art by Vanessa K. Stokes, water media art by Pam Haunschild, triptych, and Seaside Prom quilt collage by textile artist Tess Tappert.
Watercolor art by Lieta Gratteri, oil oceanscapes by Ron Nicoliades, seed pearl mosaic boses by Gayle H. Seely, fused glass art by Carolyn Lindberg, hand painted cards by Kris Zorko, and wood jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard.
What’s trending in the summer of 2021
NW artist cards by Lieta Gratteri, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, and Don Nisbett!
Oregon quilted beach carry-all by Betty and over-the-shoulder quilted purse by Betty. Huffman.

PLACE-BASED Exhibition 

NW art show and sale

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

An exhibition that involves a focus on the importance and uniqueness of place. 

While selecting the artworks to local context will appeal to the summertime tourists and visitors, behind the exhibit is an understanding that fosters regional artists and their connection within the community. The exhibit doubles down on a link with the history of both place and keeping close tabs on how artists are based in visual story telling.

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands

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